Bhopal: The ongoing sixth youth women’s national boxing championship witnessed the remarkable performances of Nikita Chand and Kriti, the Asian Junior Champions, as they cruised into the finals on the fifth day of the competition. Displaying their skills and dominance in the ring, both boxers emerged victorious with comprehensive wins.
Nikita Chand, representing Uttarakhand in the 60kg category, exhibited her top-notch form against Khushi Singh from Madhya Pradesh in the semi-final bout. With her exceptional agility and precision, Nikita controlled the match from the beginning and secured a resounding 5-0 victory by unanimous decision. Her commanding performance left little opportunity for her opponent to stage a comeback.
In the 82+ kg category, Kriti showcased her attacking prowess against Jagruti from Maharashtra. With her relentless offensive approach, Kriti left no room for doubt as the referee eventually stopped the contest (RSC) in the first round, declaring her the winner. Kriti’s dominant display propelled her into the finals.
Nikita Chand will now face Siya from Delhi in the finals, while Kriti will square off against Nirjhra Baba from Rajasthan, both determined to clinch the coveted gold medal.
Meanwhile, Supriya Devi from Manipur, the silver medallist at the Asian Junior Championship in the 54kg category, showcased her resilience in a hard-fought battle against Babita Singh from Uttar Pradesh. After an intense contest, Supriya emerged victorious with a narrow 4-1 decision. Her impressive performance sets up an intriguing final clash against Tanu from Haryana.
In the 50kg category, Anshu from Haryana proved her mettle against Khusi Jadhav from Maharashtra, overpowering her opponent before the referee stopped the contest (RSC) in the third round. Anshu’s stellar victory secures her spot in the finals, where she will face Chanchal Choudhary from Uttar Pradesh.
Haryana dominates the finals with the highest representation of pugilists, boasting a total of eight contenders. Uttarakhand follows closely with four pugilists, showcasing their strength in the championship.